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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Prince William launches hoarding task force

A new book, "The Secret Lives of Hoarders: True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter" by Matt Paxton with Phaedra Hise, examines the problem in depth. (PERIGEE)
The task force to deal with hoarding in Fairfax County has been pretty successful. It uses people from the fire and police departments, code enforcement, social services, everything you need to deal not only with the clutter, but the human drama behind it.

Prince William County has now formed its own hoarding task force, reports Wednesday. It too will use a multi-agency approach, and will attack a problem that could involve anywhere from 8,000 to 20,000 Prince William residents, Neighborhood Services Coordinator Patricia Reilly told InsideNova’s Kipp Hanley.

Television shows about hoarding have increased awareness of the dangers of hoarding, and Fairfax hoarding officials are going to speak at the Prince William task force’s next meeting. Read more about the situation in Prince William here.

By  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Categories:  Prince William County | Tags:  Hoarding, Virginia

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